Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Supple, exuding cherry, blackberry, violet, graphite and tobacco flavors. Succulent, this moves spryly across the palate, ending with a dusting of tannins. Shows fine balance and length. Best from 2021 through 2040. 4,200 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a dark, powerful wine. Black cherry, cloves, licorice, menthol and chocolate bring out darker tonalities of Sangiovese. This is an especially brooding, potent Riserva. I would cellar it for at least a few years.